The Field Spaniel does resemble other spaniels such as the Springer, Sussex, and Cocker and they do have a distinctive spaniel temperament that is intelligent and eager to please. The Field Spaniel also has an independent streak, but is easy to train and excellent for families with children. The American Kennel Club (AKC) developed a breed standard that calls for the Field Spaniel to be unusually docile and a tranquil dog. Do not let that fool you, though, the Field Spaniel does enjoy heading out into the field for hunting or playing games in the yard. Your new Field Spaniel will need daily exercise to keep them from turning into an unhealthy couch potato.
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The Field Spaniel is a lovable, happy dog that can bring much joy to their family. This is the case with Oliver, Grand Champion Avalyde Keeping Christmas, CGC, and his owners, David Bowers and Laura Scott. Oliver was born on Christmas Day and came from Maxine Reed of Avalyde Field Spaniels. Bowers and Scott were on a waiting list for a female Field Spaniel but they instead opted to purchase Oliver, a solid black Field Spaniel boy. As a puppy, Oliver went to obedience school where his instructor quickly saw that he was an observational learner and was quickly picking up the bad habits of some of the other dogs in the class. Oliver is a smart boy that loves to play tricks on his family. He is also extremely devoted to his family and prefers to be with them rather than playing in the yard with the other dogs. After just six conformation shows in 2009, Oliver earned his championship and was ranked as the number 15 Field Spaniel. Aside from earning his championship and grand championship, Oliver spends time in the obedience ring and also works as a therapy dog.
Gigi, or Saltmarshe Black Swan Shiraz, is another Field Spaniel owned by Bowers and Scott. Gigi is the daughter of CH Capriole’s Mystic Chalice, the number one Field Spaniel in 2009. Gigi is the diva of the house and is working towards her championship, already racking up ten points. Gigi was also seen at the 2011 Eukanuba Meet the Breeds where she represented the black Field Spaniels. Aside from being in the conformation ring, Gigi is also learning to obedience and will work towards her obedience titles.
Bowers and Scott only recently started their kennel, Saltmarshe Field Spaniels. They have only been involved with this breed for a few years, but are already showing great respect for and a willingness to promote the breed they have come to love. Bowers and Scott are in constant contact with several mentors that have over 40 years experience in Field Spaniels. They are constantly researching and learning more and more about the breed. Bowers and Scott have completed championships on Oliver and another male named Earl, CH Evans’ Apollo, CGC. Aside from earning their AKC championships, these boys have also earned their AKC Canine Good Citizenship title. They also focus on participating in AKC obedience trials with their Field Spaniels. Bowers and Scott plan to continue working with their Field Spaniels and promoting this intelligent and loving breed.
Field Spaniel Dog Name Considerations
The Field Spaniel is a medium sized, fun-loving, intelligent dog that originated in England. They are bigger than the English Cocker, but smaller than the Springer Spaniel, and are beginning to gain popularity in North America. With them gaining popularity, you should be able to locate a reputable Field Spaniel breeder somewhat close to you. Some people may need to travel to find a Field Spaniel. After you have found a Field Spaniel puppy, it will be time to pick a name for your new puppy. Being a breed that originated in England, many people decide to start their name search with names that have strong English roots. Make a list of names that you like and then start marking off names that you like the least. You can even take the time to get to know your new puppy’s personality and look for a name that fits their personality. A Field Spaniel is a smart, loving dog that does have an independent streak. Names such as Alfie, meaning wise or sage, or Adele, meaning kind, tender, and noble would be great choices for your new Field Spaniel puppy. Since Field Spaniels are either black or brown, the name Keira for a female would be ideal since it means dark haired.